Management liability

Directors’ and officers’ liability

Markel offers broad, industry-leading primary and excess coverage for a wide range of Canadian business ventures. This insurance provides the Insured with coverage for claims made as a result of the Insured Person’s wrongful acts including any negligent acts, errors or omissions committed in their insured capacity as a Director, Officer, or trustee, as well as any other matter claimed against them solely by reason of their serving in such insured capacity.

Union executive liability

Broad industry-leading coverage for the risks that unions and their leaders face in running a union organization including employment, financial and regulatory liability that arises from managing union assets and representing union members.

Employment practices liability

Employment practices liability offers broad, stand-alone, industry leading ‘all risk’ coverage protecting small to mid-sized employers (up to 250 employees) against employment tort.

With more than 30 years of underwriting expertise, our Executive Liability products are well respected and well received within the brokering community.

We will accept the applications of other markets for quote purposes, but binding of coverage is subject to approval of a fully completed and signed Markel application.

Scope of cover

Coverage features

  • $15M capacity
  • Advancement of defence costs
  • Broad claims-made wording
  • Broad definition of subsidiary
  • Coverage for spouses and estates
  • Employees as co-defendants
  • Employment practices cover
  • Primary or excess covers
  • World-wide territory

Target classes

  • Canadian based private companies
  • Non-profit organizations, associations, charities and foundations
  • Local and provincial labour union chapters

Coverage enhancements

  • Corporate entity coverage 
  • Entity EPL coverage 
  • Entity securities trading coverage 
  • Defence costs for pollution claims
  • Pension fiduciary liability cover extension 
  • Punitive damages where insurable
  • Union shop stewards
  • Collective bargaining and personal injury